Happy Friday, friends! A few days ago I shared a diaper changing station I made at our house for our grandson. So, today I want to share a clever way to turn a vintage dresser into a changing table! Come check it out!
In years past, a stand-alone changing table was a must-have for every nursery. But they can be quite expensive and take up a lot of real estate in a nursery. And what do you do with it once the baby is out of diapers? So, these days folks are getting more creative about what to include in baby’s room. For instance, my niece, Audrey, opted for a dresser with a changing table pad instead of a conventional changing table. This dresser is vintage and once belonged to Audrey’s grandmother. She had a friend paint the dresser white and then distress it. The original hardware was still in great condition, so Audrey also had her friend paint the hardware black. Isn’t it beautiful? Nothing is more classic than black and white! (and a touch of pink!)
Audrey chose a changing table pad with contoured walls to go on top of the dresser. These are available through multiple sources including Amazon for around $40. And you can cover them with a wide variety of waterproof changing pad liners too. I love how Audrey added a basket filled with tiny diapers on top of the dresser. Everything is within arm’s reach for changing the baby. Functional and beautiful!
World, meet little Miss Emelie Jane! My great-niece. Isn’t she a beauty? I can’t wait to get my hands on her! I never had a girl, so I adore all of the sweet pink, girly things!
This vintage piece was given new life by way of paint and a changing pad topper. It will most likely stay in Miss Emma’s room for years to come. The dresser adds tons of hidden storage for all of Emma’s tiny clothes. blankets, bibs and accessories. I think it’s smart to utilize nursery furniture that will grow with your baby. It seems like the furniture industry has come full circle. No longer do you just buy a crib. They now make beds that transition from crib, to toddler bed with rails, to day bed. So, if you invest in these versatile pieces in the beginning, they will grow with your child for many years to come! What a savings!
A huge thank you to my beautiful niece Audrey, for sharing these pictures with me along with all of the details! Once the craziness of these times are over, our entire family looks forward to holding and snuggling your little bundle of joy, Emelie Jane! And to you, my sweet friends, I hope you have a great day! I pray you all stay safe and well. Hugs and kisses, xo Dell